For some Hispanic families who have been affected by Colorado’s historic flooding, navigating through the sudden changes they are experiencing has fallen largely on the children.
Amid the organized chaos of the disaster emergency center in Loveland on Monday were reunions, hugs and tears.
Flooding has caused heavy damage in parts of 3 counties and Boulder County is in a state of emergency. Evacuations have been ordered in Big Thompson Canyon.
Denver’s Webb Municipal Building was evacuated for a short time Wednesday morning after the discovery of a suspicious package.
As police in El Paso County dig deeper into cases of looting in the Black Forest Fire burn area, one homeowner who was targeted told CBS4 he tried several measures to stop burglars.
Crews defending small homes, a ski area and a handful of roads against an erratic wildfire in Colorado’s southwest mountains hoped Monday for a break – any break – in the weather that will allow them to launch a more strategic assault.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said that someone had spoken to the Herklotzes on the phone at about 5 p.m. and heard a popping sound — most likely the fire racing through the thick trees.
The weather conditions combined with the hard work of firefighters helped bring the Royal Gorge Fire to 40 percent containment.
A suspected gas explosion in Westminster has caused extensive damage to two homes and damaged seven or eight others. Three people initially unaccounted for were located unharmed.
All evacuations have been lifted in connection with the wildfire burning near Royal Gorge Park. The wildfire has destroyed much of the park and damaged the famous bridge.